A Possible Escalation in the War on Smokers
Smokers in Britain may soon need a permit worth 10 pounds to buy cigarettes.
…“The scheme would make a big difference to the number of people giving up smoking,” Chairman of the advisory body Julian Le Grand told BBC Radio 5 Live.
…“You’ve got to get a form, the government’s good at complex forms; you have got to get a photograph. It’s a little bit of a problem to actually do it, so you have got to make a conscious decision every year to opt in to being a smoker,” he said.
If this goes ahead, it may just be a matter of time before the same idea is implemented here.